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BANNING OF ARAB PARTIES IN ISRAEL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 491: tabled on 19 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 75 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House condemns the decision by the Israeli Central Election Committee to ban two Arab political parties, United Arab List-Talal and Balad, from standing in next month's Israeli General Election; notes that this decision further undermines Israel's claims to be a democracy; further notes that whilst their suspension was proposed by the ultra nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu and National Union it was also supported by other Israeli Jewish parties, including Labour; further notes that United Arab List-Talal and Balad currently have seven members of the Knesset and that the reasons cited for the ban include that they had called for equal rights and had refused to recognise Israel as a democratic state; and calls on the Government to make urgent representations to get the ban lifted and to ensure that such measures are never repeated again.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Twickenham
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Livingston
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 January 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Knowsley South
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 January 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Halifax
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Bradford North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 January 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.